Israel Adesanya

Israel Mobolaji Adesanya was born on 22nd July 1989 in Lagos Nigeria. He is an indigene of Odogbolu, Ogun State, Nigerian. Israel is also a New Zealand citizen having migrated there with his family in 2001.

Israel Adesanya is a highly decorated kickboxer. He is the former Glory middleweight contender winner and Glory World Middleweight title Challenger. He was the King in the Ring two-time cruiserweight and heavyweight champion which is the most titles in King in the Ring history won by an individual. Israel was also a two-time Super 8 Cruiserweight Boxing Champion

Israel attended Chrisland School, Opebi, Ikeja, Lagos State and Bells School, Sango Otta before he migrated with his family to New Zealand. He attended Rotorua Boys high School, Rotorua and Universal College of learning, Whanganui where he was studying for a B.Sc degree in Computer Design. He left the course in his final year to pursue his Kickboxing career.

Israel is charismatic and very confident in his ability which has endeared him to many fans worldwide. He signed for UFC in December 2017 and made his Octagon debut in February 2018. He is the current undisputed Middleweight Champion of the World.

 
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Fights

Result Opponent Event Round Time Method
Result: Win Opponent: Robert Whittaker Event: UFC 243 Round: 2 Time: 3:35 Method: TKO
Result: Win Opponent: Kelvin Gastelum Event: UFC 236 Round: 5 Time: 5:00 Method: Decision (unanimous)
Result: Win Opponent: Anderson Silva Event: UFC 234 Round: 3 Time: 5:00 Method: Decision (unanimous)
Result: Win Opponent: Derek Brunson Event: UFC 230 Round: 1 Time: 4:51 Method: TKO
Result: Win Opponent: Brad Tavares Event: The Ultimate Fighter: Undefeated Finale Round: 5 Time: 5:00 Method: Decision (unanimous)
Result: Win Opponent: Marvin Vettori Event: UFC on Fox: Poirier vs. Gaethje Round: 3 Time: 5:00 Method: Decision (split)
Result: Win Opponent: Rob Wilkinson Event: UFC 221 Round: 2 Time: 3:37 Method: TKO (punches)
Result: Win Opponent: Stuart Dare Event: Hex Fighting Series 12 Round: 1 Time: 4:53 Method: KO (head kick)
Result: Win Opponent: Melvin Guillard Event: Australia Fighting Championship 20 Round: 1 Time: 4:49 Method: TKO (punches)
Result: Win Opponent: Murad Kuramagomedov Event: Wu Lin Feng: E.P.I.C. 4 Round: 2 Time: 1:05 Method: TKO (punches)
Result: Win Opponent: Andrew Flores Smith Event: Glory of Heroes 2 Round: 1 Time: 5:00 Method: TKO (corner stoppage)
Result: Win Opponent: Dibir Zagirov Event: Wu Lin Feng: E.P.I.C. 2 Round: 2 Time: 2:23 Method: TKO (punches)
Result: Win Opponent: Vladimir Katykhin Event: Wu Lin Feng: E.P.I.C. 1 Round: 2 Time: N/A Method: TKO (doctor stoppage)
Result: Win Opponent: Gele Qing Event: Wu Lin Feng 2015: New Zealand vs. China Round: 2 Time: 3:37 Method: TKO (elbows)
Result: Win Opponent: Maui Tuigamala Event: Fair Pay Fighting 1 Round: 2 Time: 1:25 Method: TKO (body kick)
Result: Win Opponent: Song Kenan Event: The Legend of Emei 3 Round: 1 Time: 1:59 Method: TKO (punches)
Result: Win Opponent: John Vake Event: Shuriken MMA: Best of the Best Round: 1 Time: 4:43 Method: TKO (punches)
Result: Win Opponent: James Griffiths Event: Supremacy Fighting Championship 9 Round: 1 Time: 2:09 Method: TKO (punches)
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Wins

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Losses

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Draws

 

Height

193.04cm

Weight

84kg

Reach

203.20cm

Leg Reach

113.03cm